dark horse

  1. a racehorse about which little is known
  2. a political candidate who is not well known but could win unexpectedly
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  • The title poem from Andy Hopkins' Dark Horse Pictures is featured in the current edition episode #219 of Larry Winfield's excellent Sundown Lounge podcast. Archive 2010-06-01
  • He's a bit of a dark horse: he was earning a fortune, but nobody knew.
  • Shandi's the odds-on favorite and Yoanna's the dark horse.
  • This is a man who took home the World Cup in Italia 90, and took it upon himself to steer his dark horse national team, a team who many doubted would even make pass the group stages, to the World Cup final in 2002. Blog De Ganz | Archive | June
  • She played all her money on the dark horse
  • He's a bit of a dark horse: he was earning a fortune, but nobody knew.
  • Add into the mix up-and-coming chasers like Our Vic and Lord Sam, plus the inevitable two or three dark horses, and you have plenty of names with which to conjure.
  • Don't count the dark horses out of the race - remember that O'Connor herself was not the odds-on favorite 24 years ago.
  • A few months back, Dark Horse Comics released their new title Conan the Cimmerian, featuring... well... Archive 2008-10-01
  • The latter is especially inviting, as Dark Horse Comics released three frightfully king-sized collections in time for All Hallow's Eve. October 2009
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